I have psoriasis on my knees, elbows, and recently a spot popped up on my eyelid. I checked into prescription creams and they are so expensive! I am also too leary to try Stelara because of the possible side effects, main one being a lowered immune system. Right now I am using two over the counter products one is called Psoriasin, it's active ingredient is coal tar and the other is Dermarest, it's active ingredient is salicylic acid. Both products have helped to reduce the appearence of the plaques, the one on my eyelid is now gone and my elbows and knees have gotten a lot better. But it seems like it will only heal so much and then plateau and heal no more. I can't get the plaques to completely disappear, the one on my right knee is really embarassing it is started to trail down my leg and making me feel uncomfortable wearing shorts or skirts. If anyone has any suggestions or product recommendations I would really appreciate it!
Ive tried all the OTC ones & got no relief. But... I ordered the tv version of ProActive & received the entire kit. The tiny tube of 1oz included with it called Refining Mask works great to clear my psoriasis (I get it on my hand). It makes the bumps go away. I threw the rest of the kit away 'cause it didn't work for my symptoms. The Mask causes redness though so I use creamy petroleum jelly (Dollar Tree in baby section for $1.00) to ease the itching & peeling that occurs.
Any time I'm itchy, I put on the petrol. It's a Godsend!
Hi, I have had psoriasis for about 10 years now. I have tried countless prescription medications as well as OTC coal tar ointments as I understand that is the solution you're currently exploring. None of them had vast results. Despite my reservations that it could work, a friend of mine who simply had dry skin recommended a natural cream remedy calls burdock root specifically a cream called "burrific heal all" manufactured by a Canadian company and I was able to purchase it on fromthemeadow.com. In a matter of weeks, my psoriasis which has never been affected positively by prescription medication has almost entirely disappeared with no trace. I highly recommend this natural approach as an option for you. It is inexpensive and all natural so you have nothing to lose. Hope this suggestion helps! Best, selma
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